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Friday, 15 November 2013 06:39

Snapchat turns down Facebook once again

According to information from the Wall Street Journal, Snapchat once again rejected Facebook's bid. Although this time they offered three times higher price, it did not make any difference.

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Sunday, 10 November 2013 20:03

NETGEAR NeoTV Max Streaming Media Player Review

Home Theater PCs, Streaming Media devices, and other homer entertainment electronic devices are an interesting market. It is also one that has died and been resurrected more than once. Right now it is on an upswing with devices from multiple companies dropping products on the market. We have been taking a look at a few of these not only from a technology perspective, but also from a usage standpoint. Some of these are very basic with limited functionality and, to be honest, are not worth the price that the manufacturers are asking. However, as with any product, there are ones that stand out. We are taking a look at one of these today in the form of the NETGEAR NeoTV MAX.

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Facebook is removing another privacy feature from their social networking site. For a number of years users have been able to hide themselves on Facebook from people looking for them with a simple checkbox. Starting today users that had previously hidden themselves from search will no longer have that protection. This does not mean that all of posts are visible if someone does go looking for you, but you will no longer have that invisibility like you did before.

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Thursday, 19 September 2013 06:58

Facebook Likes are Protected Under the First Amendment

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A Federal Appeals court has ruled that the act of liking something on Facebook is protected under the First Amendment in the US Constitution. For anyone that might not be familiar with this amendment it is the one that guarantees free speech. The ruling stems from a law suit that was filed claiming wrongful termination. In this suit the plaintiff claimed that he was terminated because he like the page of a political rival of his boss (the city sheriff).

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Friday, 13 September 2013 06:45

New Facebook Policies Spark FTC Inquiry

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Facebook is a company that we all love to hate and is one that none of us seem to be able to get away from. Much like Google Facebook has become so big that they feel they can do what they want with impunity; at least in regards to their users’ data. Over the last few years Facebook has come under fire for a number of things they have done with user information and even things they publicly said they wanted to do with user information. The latest one involves their attempts to use your information including picture, name, and other identifying information for… well anything they want.

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Monday, 02 September 2013 20:43

Facebook flaw allows users to delete any photo

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Indian enthusiast Arul Kumar who deals with computer security issues, reported a flaw in the social network Facebook, which allows you to delete any photo on Facebook within one minute. Failure is spotted within Support Dashboard portal that allows users to send complaints regarding violation or offensive content, and monitor whether the individual complaint is processed. Facebook employees handle complaints 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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It’s been said that if you have something that you don’t want the entire world to hear, don’t say it online.  In today’s world, online privacy is a vanishing commodity and perhaps nowhere is that privacy more at risk than Facebook.  When you combine a site that contains personal information on over one billion people with the highest traffic of any site on the Internet (sorry, Google), concerns are bound to rise.  The latest privacy issue to come to public attention is facial recognition, specifically in Europe.

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Saturday, 24 August 2013 06:20

Facebook camera by Canon

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In early September, we can expect a new Canon PowerShot camera model called N to hit the market. It is an ultracompact model with CMOS sensor with a 12.1 megapixel resolution, a 2.8 inches backlit screen, DIGIC 5 processor, 28-224mm f/3.0-5.9 8x optical zoom lens.

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Palestinian security researcher Khalil Shreateh attempted to inform Facebook of a security flaw. Shreateh contacted Facebook with a message stating, “My name is Khalil Shreateh. I finished school with a BA Degreen in Information Systems. I would like to report a bug in your main site (www.facebook.com) which I discovered it… The bug allow Facebook users to share links to others facebook users, I tested it on Sarah Goodin wall and I got success post (sic).” Their lack of interest in asking more questions and denying it was a bug, led to him posting a message directly to Mark Zuckerberg’s wall.

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Thursday, 25 July 2013 20:42

Facebook growing steadily

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Facebook has released their financial report for the second quarter of 2013, indicating continued growth trend from prior quarters, both in revenue and number of users. The founder and head of the company (CEO) Mark Zuckerberg on the occasion of the report stated that Facebook is making great growth of the community of users, as well as having strong financial results, particularly in the mobile segment.

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